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Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Big East Heisman Watch: Week 7

By Matt Fortuna

We'll add one new face here as the best player on the conference's best team continues to produce at a high level every week.

Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville: The Cardinals were idle this past weekend and will open their conference season Saturday in an early 11 a.m. ET start at Pitt, which boasts the Big East's No. 2 pass defense. Bridgewater has completed 72.9 percent of his passes for 5-0 Louisville this season, tallying 1,134 yards while throwing eight touchdowns and three interceptions.

Jawan Jamison, RB, Rutgers: The Scarlet Knights are 5-0, 2-0 in the conference, and they have been using a familiar blueprint for their early-season success: a workhorse running back complementing a very strong defense. Jamison is that back, and he gets some love from us here after his fifth straight 100-yard game to open the season. He rushed for 110 yards on 28 carries against UConn, which entered Saturday with the Big East's No. 1 defense. Jamison has crossed the century mark in six straight games dating back to last season, and his 601 yards this season are 117 more than anyone in the conference. His 120.2 rushing yards per game leads the Big East and ranks 13th nationally.